A full week of free family activities benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation will highlight the Neenah Joint School District Homecoming Week set for Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
The week begins on Mon., Sept. 28 as Cherry On Top in downtown Neenah will donate 15 percent of all proceeds to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A family drive-in movie will be shown in the main parking lot in front of Neenah High School on Tues., Sept. 29. The movie, "Big Hero 6" will display on the side of Pickard Auditorium and Broken Tree Pizza will serve food. The parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk.
On Wed., Sept. 30, the public is welcome to watch the girls take the football field in the annual PowderPuff football game at 7 p.m. in Rocket Stadium. Jimmy John's has donated 500 sub sandwiches for the event.
A Parent's Night Out event is slated for Thurs., Oct. 1 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Children from grades kindergarten through sixth grade may be dropped off at Memorial Park. High School students will lead the children in a fun night of games and activities while parents enjoy a night away. Local restaurants Ground Round, Greene's Pour House, Cranky Pat's and Perkins will donate a portion of proceeds to Make-A-Wish.
Following the event, high school students will have a fifth quarter event at Memorial Park with games and activities. Food will be provided by local businesses.
The annual homecoming parade is set for Fri., Oct. 2 beginning at 5 p.m. at City Pool on Park Ave. The parade will head west on Wisconsin Ave. to Church St. A tailgate party will be held at Rocket Stadium at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity football game against Wisconsin Rapids at 7 p.m. The marching band will perform in the parade and at halftime of the game.
Besides the varsity football game, all events during the week are free. Donation buckets will be passed with all money raised being donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The week also features District-wide dress up days at every school.
Homecoming Week Schedule: Monday * Dress up - Jersey Day * Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale before and after school for $10 each * Cherry on Top Homecoming Special event - 15% of all sales to Make-A-Wish * Greene's Pour House dry Packer party at 7:30 p.m. (cancelled)
Tuesday * Dress up - Super Hero Day * Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale before and after school for $10 each * Drive in Movie Night, "Big Hero 6" in the main parking lot, donations accepted - lot opens at 5:30 p.m., movie at dusk * Broken Tree Pizza sales at the movie
Wednesday * Dress up - Neon Day * Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale before and after school for $10 each * Guest passes for the dance are due to the Activities Office by the end of the day * Parade entry forms are due to the Activities Office by the end of the day * Powder Puff Football at 7 p.m. in Rocket Stadium
Thursday * Dress up - Be a Star Day * Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale before and after school for $10 each * Wish-N Night Out, at Perkins, Cranky Pat's, Greene's Pour House, Ground Round - 10-15% of all proceeds to Make-A-Wish * Parent's Night Out - Babysitting provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for a donation * Night Games at Memorial Park for NHS students, 7-9:30 p.m.
Friday * Dress up - Red and White Day * Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale before and after school for $10 each * Homecoming Assembly, 2:30 p.m. in the Fieldhouse * Parade starting at Riverside Park starting at 5 p.m. * Alumni/NHS Student Cook Out at Rocket Stadium, 6 p.m., $3 for dinner ticket * Homecoming Football Game at 7 p.m. vs Wisconsin Rapids in Rocket Stadium, tickets are $5 adults/$3 students * Post-game gathering at the Ground Round for Alumni, 9 p.m.
Questions? Please call the NHS Activities office at 920-751-6900 x16125
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